Upper New York pays 100 percent of their General Church apportionments
For the third year in a row, the Upper New York (UNY) Conference was able to give 100 percent of our General Church apportionments, supporting life changing ministries around the world.
Upper New York Area Resident Bishop Mark J. Webb said, “Our ministry together through the giving of Ministry Shares truly multiplies the impact of the Gospel around the world. I want to personally thank every congregation in the Upper New York Conference for your continued giving. Your Ministry Shares have made it possible for us to pay 100 percent of our commitment to the General Church for the third year in a row. This is an amazing accomplishment.”
Bob Flask, UNY Conference Treasurer said, “Although the Conference did fall a little short of our budgeted Ministry Share collection, we made the decision to draw on our reserves in order to, once again, reach our annual goal of payment of 100% of our General Church apportionments.”
He continued, “It is with these apportionment payments the Methodist Church remains connectional. This connectional system allows our ministry to create Disciples of Jesus Christ around the world. This system is an acknowledgement of God’s love with our neighbors in all places. Supporting our United Methodist Ministries around the world is our obligation, but we fulfill this obligation with joy, knowing we are supporting ministry far greater than what we could do alone.”
The Rev. Susan Ranous, Chair of the Conference Council on Finance & Administration, said, ““It feels great that we have been on an excellent track for the past three years—paying 100 percent of our General Church apportionments! I am grateful for consistent Ministry Share giving and the hard work of CF&A and our finance team to help make this accomplishment possible for three years in a row.”
Bishop Webb concurs with Rev. Ranous. He said, ““I too am grateful for the tremendous effort that the Conference Council on Finance & Administration and other leaders have put forth in managing our spending.”
Meeting 100 percent of General Church apportionments is one way that local churches in UNY are helping to fund General Church funds such as the World Service Fund, The Black College Fund, and the Ministerial Education Fund. Click here to learn about more funds supported by General Church apportionments.